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  1. What are your pet peeves?
    I think I've been doing it too long, the pt ridiculousness barely even peeves me anymore. I just expect them to not know the name of a single med they're on, except of course "Dilaudid 6mg three...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    My biggest pet peeve lately is management! I work in a craaazy busy ED and end-year overtime has been forbidden. So we start off every day with minimum staff, and if there are any call-offs, we're...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Best one sentence handoff report
    From EMS: "22yo male acute onset chest pain during apprehension by law enforcement."
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Ugh, those "I'm so stupid" moments
    Thanks iluvivt! I always listen to the patient too, and just this week I started 2 18s on grateful pts who told me the back of their forearm is the only place they can get a vein, and both thanked me...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Ugh, those "I'm so stupid" moments
    Thanks to all who replied! I know I did the right thing for the patient and I do feel better about it now. I'm at a L1 Trauma center and I'm surprised RNs cant do EJs, I've done quite a few at my...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Ugh, those "I'm so stupid" moments
    I've been an ED nurse for 5 years and just moved to a new state, a new job. I'm as confident as I can be after 5 years, I definitely don't know it all but I can hold my own. Yesterday, my 2nd week...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Custom badge buddy/reference suggestions
    I did that a lot as a new nurse. I found myself looking on the cards a lot so then I started a game, I'd answer it myself, then check the card to be sure, and soon I didn't need pedi vs,...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Preparation/advice for precepting student?
    Volunteer to help with whatever you can, but not at the neglect of your own pts. Ask questions! You should stop by beforehand and see if there are protocols for workups and study those if you can....
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. My heart is set on the emergency field but...
    Best advice I ever got as a new nurse dealt with a horrifically sick child. Kid came in, was soon intubated, naked on the bed and all I could think of was my son, about the same age. I was brand new,...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Lol 2 come to mind.One a guy around 30 who checked in as chest pain, then told the doc he was really there because he just found out that a place he worked at 10 years ago, was found to contain...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Verbal Abuse...I Gave What I Got...
    I had one that unfortunately, I blew my top over. Yall don't need to shame me, I got lucky on this one but it is definitely my low point as a nurse. He came in, acting disoriented, stating in triage...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. How do you handle the drug seekers?
    Its a tough one. There's no way around it. I struggle with keeping it impersonal because really, it can feel very personal sometimes. I worked at a small community hospital, very rural, and therefore...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Vent: Why I won't accompany my mother to the ER anymore
    Kudos to you for bringing food! I always find it hilarious when a pt announces her child is a nurse, its said with soo much pride and yes the sane ones usually do look mortified (its the ones who...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Best ER Nurse quotes
    To a drunk patient who fell and had a head lac: "This is your tetanus shot." "I don't want a shot!" "Well it prevents lockjaw.. so you can keep drinkin'!" "Oh, okay."
    Oct 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Time Management Strategies
    I graduated in May 2008 and I've been working in my ED for about 5 months. I absolutely love my job and would do it for free! I had a 3 month orientation and when I came off orientation, time...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Started at UHC
    Ed I am planning on applying to UHC pretty soon, I am moving to Clarksburg from Pennsylvania in a few months. I am curious to know what the pay range is there.. if you're comfortable giving a...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  17. Pgh friends
    I'm soon to be starting 2nd semester at CCAC north campus.
    Dec 29, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. Know it all classmates
    We have a total know it all in our class, she is constantly "adding on" to what the instructor teaches us.. her experience? No she's never worked with patients, her MOM is a nurse, this is what she...
    Sep 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students.
    Hi everyone.. another CCACer here.. got my letter today and I still can't believe I got in! I'm very excited. I'm 28, married mom of one boy (9) in Pittsburgh.
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. anyone going to CCAC for nursing???
    Oh! Almost forgot.. My friends who got in last year went to their orientation and told me that the instructors asked the crowd "who here has kids? a job? a spouse? more classes than just the nursing...
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. anyone going to CCAC for nursing???
    I've heard the same about the CCAC instructors.. a male friend of mine told me the instructors are "eat their young" brutal and actually seem happy when people have to withdraw.. he's not a catty...
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. I am going to have a nervous breakdown....
    I'm going to CCAC North and I got my letter today, accepted for day option! WOo! What a relief! Do you have your CPR cert yet? If not where are you doing it?
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. ***A&P I Fall '05 Club -- Sept Q&A***
    Hi all! I had my first test (lecture) and lab test this week.. I was so mad at myself because on the practical test I was rushing through, happy to be answering one I *knew* (levels of organization:...
    Sep 15, '05
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Vegetarian being asked to dissect a cat !
    We had to dissect a rat last week and my lab partners were too squeamish so I took over and just did it. I feel like I learned from the experience, but probably no more than I could have learned from...
    Sep 4, '05
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. A&P I: Fall '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club
    I don't know of any cute ways to learn them, the easiest way for me is just looking at them as the building blocks of each other.. can't have an organ without tissue, can't have an organ SYSTEM...
    Sep 2, '05
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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